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Student Handbook

Studio Manifesto

To start us off,  it’s important to us at Visions that all members of our teamshare our vision, our purpose and the philosophy that encompasses everything we do both in and outside of our classes. This is a vision that is shared and demonstrated by the directors, teachers and staff members at our studio and it is the driving force behind every interaction with our students and their families. Visions is place where kids of all ages shapes and sizes learn to dance, sing and perform. This is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression is encouraged and has a community of teachers, students and families who are passionate about performing arts. Our goal is to create a positive and happy experience for all of our students. We strive to nurture and develop talent, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance and the arts. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.

Registration

It’s important that all students and/or parents – whether returning or new – fill out and sign your registration online  so we can ensure we have the most up-to-date contact details for you. This online registration is done through our portal and will include, media release (so we can show off photos and videos of our amazing dancers in and around the studios), and public liability / Insurance contract. Visit www.VisionsAcademyPerformingArts.com to Register.

Don’t want to register online? No worries we can register you at the studio, just be sure it is before your first class!  Our annual registration fee is $40 per student, second sibling is $10 and must be paid in full prior to the commencement of classes. Make sure you get your payment in via online or in person. Failure to pay your registration fee in time may result in losing your place in the class.Dancers: We encourage all of our students and families to try a variety of dance styles and we are more than happy to accommodate trial classes for existing students who are wanting to try something a bit different. Please contact the office if you would like to try a new class and we will happily schedule a quick meeting and fit you in for a trial (provided the class has not reached capacity)Refer us! ** REMINDER ** Don’t forget – if you refer a friend or family member to enroll at our registration day, if the referred friend signs up and pays the first month you will get a $25 credit towards your account. 

 

Communication 

We are BIG on communication here at Visions. It is our promise to respond to all enquiries within 24-hours (if within office hours) and we will never leave a query unanswered. Our friendly office staff can be contacted with text or call at 901-729-6801 between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Thursday and Saturday 9:30 AM-12:00 PM.  The studio office is closed on Fridays and Sundays. For convenience, our primary means of communication is via email. You will receive regular newsletters and important information via email so please ensure you have provided the studio with an up-to-date email address that is regularly checked. We are of course happy to include multiple email addresses per family if you would like your correspondence sent to numerous recipients. Don’t forget to add our email address to your contacts so we don’t end up in the dreaded Spam folder!In the infrequent case of urgent information (for example, unexpected class cancellations or performance changes), we will send text or email to all families.  So, for this reason, please make sure the mobile phone number and email you have provided to the studio is correct and up-to-date.In the case of school closings due to inclement weather, Visions Academy will email a cancellation notice before 2:00 PM.  The cancellation notice will also be posted on the homepage of our website, as well as our Facebook page. No refund is given for classes canceled due to inclement weather. NOTE: Visions Academy does NOT always follow Shelby County School closings. We always display important information, dates and studio details on our News TV  in the lobby, so please have a quick look when dropping off and picking up in case there is anything you may have missed. We are always happy to chat in more detail about communications you may receive from the studio, so if you need any clarification please don’t hesitate to call us at 901-729-6801 to chat with one of our helpful team members. 

Important Dates 

We understand wholeheartedly how busy lives and schedules of our families can get as the year rolls on, so we have tried to get all of our important dates organized and ready for you so you can plan other commitments.  Below we have listed some of our most important “Save the Dates” with more information (including times, costumes, requirements, closings etc.) to be communicated via email as we get closer to the events. If you know ahead of time that your family will be unable to attend these events due to planned holidays or existing commitments, please let reception know at your earliest convenience. 

 

Date

Event

Short Description

Who it involves

08/12/19

First Day of Classes

Be Sure to register before your class.

Everyone

11/9@12-3

11/10@1-4

Fall Headshots 

Sign up to have your headshot on the “Wall of Fame”

Everyone

1/5/20

Spring Semester classes begin

Classes start back 

Everyone

2/21/20 & 

2/22/20

“Back to Basics” Vocal Recital

Vocal performance 

Vocal students only

5/9/20

Dance Company Auditions

Auditions held from 2-4pm

Any students interested 

6/1-6/6

  Showcase 

End of the year Showcase to show off all the kids hard work

Everyone

6/7-6/13

Interim Break

Studio closed for the week after Showcase

Everyone

6/13-7/31

Summer Vocal Sessions start 

Summer vocal lessons 

Vocal students only

Studio Closings 

HOLIDAY 

DATES CLOSED 

LABOR DAY

September 2(ALL)

FALL BREAK

October 14-18(DANCE ONLY)

THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 27-30

WINTER BREAK

December 22- January 5

MLK

January 20(ALL)

PRESIDENTS DAY

February 17(DANCE ONLY)

SPRING BREAK

March 16-20

EASTER HOLIDAY 

April 10-11

MEMORIAL DAY

May 25

 

 

 

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT 

 

To ensure the smooth, safe running of Visions and an enjoyable experience by all, below you will find our code of conduct. As always we are open to feedback, so if any of the requirements outlined below are unclear or concerning, please give us a call to discuss further. Following a formal meeting, we do reserve the right to dismiss or take disciplinary action on any students or parents who breach our studio’s code of conduct.No classes (including private lessons) or teachers are to be disturbed unless it is an emergency. Parents are not to approach teachers or students during class and if messages or food/drink/medication needs to be passed on to a student, it must be done through a Visions staff member. All parents must wait in the waiting areas or outside of the studios until classes have been dismissed.We are unable to take responsibility for our students before or after their scheduled classes and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure their child is picked up and dropped off on time. In the case of an emergency or unavoidable delay, please contact the studio immediately to inform us of the situation so we can keep your child calm and safe until they can be collected.Any questions or complaints must go through reception – parents and students are not permitted to contact Visions’ teachers via phone, in person, or via email / social networking with studio issues unless it has been broached with the staff first. In the rare case of a parent or student showing disrespect or defamation to any parent, staff member or student, a meeting will be called immediately and dismissal may be considered at the discretion of the principal. Physical, mental, emotional or cyber bullying by parents, staff or students will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the studio.

Visions takes no responsibility for any stolen or misplaced property on the studio premises and we encourage our families to avoid bringing valuable items into the studio where possible.

Safety 

With the safety of our families a number one priority, Visions is very serious about upholding Child Protection laws and policies within the studio as well as at public performances and in the online arena (website and social media).

As part of your registration, you will have read and agreed to  a media waiver allowing us to proudly use images and video footage of your student for advertising and promotional purposes. Should you have any concerns whatsoever with signing this declaration, please see our reception staff who will happily assist you.

The directors and staff at Visions are educated in the negative impact of inappropriate music and costume selection and are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring children are not subjected to any inappropriate songs or costuming. We recognise that songs with sexist, explicit, violent, racist, homophobic or criminal content may influence our dancers and/or audience and will strive to avoid using such music.  We are committed to restricting costumes that project sexuality, contain explicit graphic or textual content. 

We enforce a nut-free policy at the studio to ensure the safety of any students or parents with allergies to nuts or nut products and encourage gluten and dairy free foods when involved in fundraisers or studio events.

 

PRIVACY 

With your  service with Visions, the information we may collect from you includes your name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, medical information and perhaps credit card or bank details. It may also include details of the products and services we provide to you as well as the status of your enrollment. We only collect information directly from our students or their parents/guardians primarily for the purpose of providing services and products to you and to administer and manage invoicing and debt collection.

We may occasionally use your information to promote and market to you information which we consider may be of interest to you unless you contact us and tell us not to do so.

We will never sell or pass on any of your information to third parties unless required by government authorities or in the event of debt recovery. Any information passed on will be done so with appropriate privacy and confidentiality protection.

Information is stored securely in paper or electronic form and is accessible only by authorised personnel.

 

Visions Academy of Dance

 

“Dance is our passion; our students are our purpose.”  

 

MISSION STATEMENT

At Visions we believe dance has the ability to empower students through creativity and artistic expression.  Our dance staff focuses on instilling a strong work ethic and discipline in each student, allowing them to excel not only in the studio but also throughout all walks of life.  We are proud to be the “home away from home” for our dancers by offering an affirming, friendly and fun atmosphere.  

 

TWINKLE STARS – SHOW STARS-  RECREATIONAL DANCE PROGRAM

Our recreational program provides students with a strong foundation in all styles of dance as well as intellectual concepts including creative expression, imagination and teamwork.  We have our Twinkle Star program that goes from ages 2-5. Once graduated from Twinkle Star we have our show stars program from ages 5-18. We believe that you will see your child flourish after receiving a sense of accomplishment, confidence and joy through their experience in our developmental dance program.

 

FAMILY DISCOUNT 

If you register 2 siblings in dance classes the 2nd child’s tuition will be $5 off.  

 

Trial Class and Drop-In Class Rates

All new and prospective students are allowed to observe and/or participate in 1 free trial class. (Note: Some teachers may require a one on one evaluation).  All additional classes attended or observed without a completed studio registration will result in a “Drop-In Class Fee”.  

 

45 minute class = $17

1 hour + class = $20

 

Private Dance Lesson (Hourly Pricing)

Drop In Rate = $70/hr   

Package of THREE (1 hour) sessions = $200

Package of FIVE (1 hour) sessions = $330   

 

Attendance

All students are expected to attend their scheduled classes. If you are going to be absent from class, please let your instructor know. Students overcoming injuries or prolonged illnesses that are not contagious may observe class. In order to take full advantage of the training your child will receive, regular attendance is necessary. Being on time to class MUST be a priority. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes.

 

Schedule can be found at www.visionsacadedmyperformingarts.com

 

DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DRESS CODE

 

**Note: For your convenience, Visions is proud to sell Revolution Dancewear directly from our studio.  You will receive the best possible discounted rates on all dance clothing and shoes! Please visit our Visions Store to inquire about prices. 

 

Twinkle Stars Dance 

A 30-60 minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!

 

Girls 

Boys 

  • Pink Ballet Shoe
  •  Pink Tights
  •  Black Tap Shoes 
  •  Twinkle Star Package (Tutu and Bear) – $44.50 + Tax 
  • Entire Twinkle Pacakage – 83.50 + tax
  • 2-3 year olds Pink Twinkle Tutu 
  • 3-4 year olds Purple Twinkle Tutu 
  • 4-5 year olds Blue Twinkle Tutu 
  •   Boys Twinkle Star Suit and bear – $44.50 +tax 
  • Black Tap Shoes 
  • Black Ballet Shoes 

Ballet

The Show Stars Ballet program fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Von Laban and Irmgard Bartinieff, the class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training.

 

Girls (All ages)

Boys (All ages)

  • Pink Ballet Shoe
  •  Pink Tights
  •  Black Leotard 
  •  Hair in Bun
  •   Black Ballet Shoe
  •   Black Dance Pants
  •   Black Fitted Shirt

Hip Hop

Show Stars Hip Hop provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

 

Girls and Boys (All ages)

  •   Street or Tennis Shoe
  •   Comfortable Dance Attire

Jazz

Show Stars Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises which stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness.

 

Girls (All Ages) 

Boys (All Ages) 

  • No Tights Required
  • Form Fitting Dance Attire
  • Hair Pulled Back
  • Comfortable Dance Attire

Tap

Show Stars Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in African-American History, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum number of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and allows dancers to build into combinations which are great to watch and delightful to hear.

 

Girls (All Ages) 

Boys (All Ages) 

  •   Tan Intermediate Tap Split-Sole Tap Shoe
  •   No Tights Required
  •   Form Fitting Dance Attire
  • Black Tap Shoe
  • Comfortable Dance Attire

Leaps & Turns

This class will focus on earning a variety of leaps and turns that are vital to any form of dance. This class will also work on the dancer’s overall technique, flexibility and strength to further the growth in other dance genres. 

Girls (All Levels) 

Boys (All Levels) 

  • Black or Tan Jazz Shoe
  • No Tights Required
  • Form Fitting Dance Attire
  • Hair Pulled Back
  • Black or Tan Jazz Shoe
  • Comfortable Dance Attire

Musical Theater Dance

Dance has had a prominent presence in the realm of Musical Theatre since its beginning.  This class will focus on exploring the background and history behind several Broadway Shows while attempting to perfect the various different dance styles that each show encompassed.  This class consists covers the styles of both Tap and Jazz for Musical Theater. 

Girls and Boys All Levels (All Ages)

  • Jazz, Street or Tennis Shoe (any color)
  • Comfortable Dance Attire

Lyrical/Contemporary 

Show Stars  Lyrical is a fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions. Lyrical dancing focuses on the dancers’ individual approach and expressiveness than the precision of the their movements.

 

Girls (All Levels) 

Boys (All Levels) 

  • Dance Paws
  • No Tights Required
  • Form Fitting Dance Attire
  • Hair Pulled Back
  • Tan Lyrical/Jazz Shoe or Dance Paws
  • Comfortable Dance Attire

Acro

Gymnastics and acrobatic skills are seen frequently in competitive dance routines.  These skills are vital towards maintaining a dancer’s physical strength and flexibility, as well as their agility, coordination, and balance.  These classes will be taught by a certified gymnastics instructor who will help each dancer attain their own personal goals by accomplishing backbends, front and back walkovers, aerials, etc. 

Girls and Boys All Levels (All Ages)

  • Tennis Shoes (No Shoes Required)
  • Form Fitting Gymnastics or Dance Attire
  • Hair Pulled Back

COMPETITIVE DANCE PROGRAM

Basic Information

The Visions Competitive Dance Team  is for the dancer who desires to take their dance experience to the next level.  Competitive dancers will compete on a regional and national level amongst some of the best talent in the world.  Competitive dancers must not only uphold an exceptional level of technique, but they must also evoke artistry, dedication, and a sincere passion for the art of dance.

 

Auditions

Anyone wishing to be a part of the Competitive Dance Company MUST audition. 

 

If you missed the audition date for our season or if you would like more information regarding the dance company please contact Deonna Owens at Visionsdancedepartment@gmail.com.

 

Visions Academy of Voice

MISSION STATEMENT

 

One of the most commonly asked questions among our teachers is “Can you teach anyone to sing?”. Our response is simple: We believe that if you have faith in a student and teach them to believe in themselves that every child can and will progress. Our vocal program is tailored to meet you right where you are and enable you with the tools needed to push you to your next level. Whether you are walking into your first lesson or have mastered the art and simply need to maintain your craft: we are here to encourage you, foster you, and help advance you.

 

VOCAL PROGRAM

 

Our vocal program is designed for the recreational singer, the singer who is serious about advancing to our competitive level, as well as the singer who wants to pursue music as a lifetime career. Our program offers a strong foundation in all styles of singing such as Classical, Musical Theatre, Commercial Music, and our newest addition, Artist Development.

 

Visions Makeup Policy:  Students agree to make every effort to attend all lessons. Students will receive ONE makeup lesson per semester. Each vocal instructor will provide a signup link online (via signupgenius.com) per semester for those students needing a makeup lesson.  If a student is unable to attend his or her makeup on this day, they forfeit the right to a makeup lesson. The instructor is only obligated to makeup one lesson per semester on his or her makeup day.

 

Inclement Weather Policy (Dance and Vocal Classes): Visions is not responsible for inclement weather. Therefore, refunds are not issued for class cancellations.

 

Inclement Weather Policy (Private Lessons): Refunds are not issued for private lesson cancellations due to inclement weather. Should a private lesson be cancelled due to inclement weather more than once, only then will students be allowed to make up the time lost.

 

Parental Presence in Lessons: Just a reminder, parents are not permitted to sit in on a student’s vocal lesson without express permission of the individual instructor. Our priority is to make sure that students have a comfortable learning environment to grow and thrive in. We find that adding a captive audience to a regular lesson can be distracting for them or cause them to be more nervous.

 

Semester Lesson Count:  Attached is a full breakdown of the number of lessons each student will receive throughout the year. Please note that all students will average 4 lessons per month  

 

There are 3 Recommended Performances & 2 Optional Competitions throughout the studio year. Due to the many additional hours involved for each teacher, each performance/competition will count as a lesson for participating students..   

 

Drop/Add/Withdrawal from a class:  There is a ONE MONTH NOTICE (30 days) required to withdraw from any class or weekly lesson. Once 1 of the following options have been submitted, tuition charges to your account will cease within 30 days of submission.  You may only withdraw by the following options:

  • Email to Katie Kallenberger, our Office Manager (visionsacad@gmail.com) that you are dropping a class. 
  • Download the  “Drop/Withdrawal” form which is located under Registration Tab “Financial Policies” on our website.  You may email, mail, or turn this into Katie at the front desk.  

June Showcase: This year our June Showcase week will begin on Monday, June 1st for rehearsals & will go through Saturday, June 6th which will be our final show for the week.  This is an exciting week for our students and an amazing opportunity for each of them to showcase their talents in a professional setting.  Participants should not plan a vacation from June 1-6th. Your child will miss critical rehearsals. Attendance is expected at all May lessons & is mandatory show week to participate in the Showcase.  There is a $75 Show Fee to participate which will be due with your January Tuition & covers the rental of St. Mary’s, sound & lighting technicians, workers for an entire week, and 2 complimentary show tickets.   Show fees nor costume fees are refundable so please make every effort to plan your summer around this 1 week.

 

Teacher/Student:   Visions’ Vocal Teachers are Independent Contractors under an Independent Contractor agreement. Visions’  strives to hire the very best Memphis has to offer to assure our students are receiving everything they need in order to succeed  in their goals & talents. The dynamic between a student & teacher is a crucial element to a student’s success & longevity in singing & our initial attempt in placing a student with a teacher always has this goal in mind. Although we strive to keep our teachers many years, there are special circumstances in which a teacher needs to make a change in his/her life.  In these rare situations, please note that e.Studio teachers are under contract not to teach any student affiliated with Visions for a 1 year period of time following their leave from Visions’. This is a mutual agreement with each teacher prior to them being hired & is the only way to protect our business. We appreciate your understanding & support if this situation was ever to arise. 

 

Vocal Lesson Count Per Semester 

 

RECOMMENDED PERFORMANCES: There are 3 RECOMMENDED Performances throughout the studio year. Recommended performances are those performance we believe are in each student’s best interest for their personal development as well as for College Resumes in the future. These performances will be counted as 1 of your semester lessons. If a student fails to participate, they will not receive a makeup lesson for this lesson.
OPTIONAL PERFORMANCES: There are 2 OPTIONAL Competitions each Fall. Your lesson for these weeks will be the time spent warming up, preparing, and rehearsing each participant at competition. Each level of competition in which a student advances, will require your teacher to be in attendance for an additional 8-10 hours.  If your child is 1 of those lucky students to advance & you wish for your teacher to attend, prep, and rehearse with you on competition day, this additional time will take the place of the following week’s lesson.IMPORTANT NOTES: Students will average 4 lessons/month per semester. Due to the numerous MONDAY Holidays, e.Studio will be open for “PRIVATE” vocal lessons ONLY for President’s Day.  Below is how each lesson will be accounted for per semester. We want you to be assured that even with the holidays & studio closings, your child will receive an average of 3-4 lessons per month. Please review the studio calendar above for studio closings.

SEMESTER 1

STUDIO CLOSINGS

Sunday

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Friday

Sat

August:

Semester 1 Begin Sunday, August 11th

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

September

Labor Day: Sun 1st & Mon 2nd

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

October

NO CLOSINGS

4

4

5

5

5

4

4

November

Thanksgiving Thurs 27 -Sun 30

4

4

4

3

3

4

4

December

Winter Break: Sun 22nd-Tues 31st

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Gift Of Music:

Recommended Performance- Each Teacher Plans Their Own Date/time/Venue

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Total Sem 1 Lessons

 

19

19

20

19

19

19

19

         
         

SEMESTER 2

STUDIO CLOSINGS

Sunday

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Friday

Sat

January

Semester 2 Begins: Sunday, January 4th

4

3

4

4

4

4

3

February

NO CLOSINGS

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

Back To Basics:

Recommendd Performance- Fri Feb 21 & Sat Feb 22

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

March

Spring Break Sun 15th-Sat 21

4

4

4

3

3

3

3

April

Easter Fri 10th-Sun 13th.

3

4

4

5

5

3

3

May

Memorial Day Mon 25th-Sun 31

4

3

3

3

3

4

4

Total Sem 2 Lessons

 

20

19

20

20

20

19

19

         

SEMESTER 3

STUDIO CLOSINGS

Sunday

Monday

Tue

Weds

Thurs

Friday

Sat

June Showcase

Required Performance – June 1-6th

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

June/July

Studio Breaks Week Following Show – Sun 7th-Sat 13th

       

~ Vocal Shows & Performances ~

 

  1. Delta Fair Stage Time. *Optional Performance -Reserved for Competitive Singers Only”

Dates: TBA

Performance Fee:  $40 Fee 

Visions Rents Stage Time each year at the Delta Fair for our upcoming Competitive Vocalists. Each participant will pay a $40 performance fee which pays for our 2 hour time rental on the Delta stage, professional sound equipment, a professional sound engineer, 2 entry tickets into the Delta Fair, and a FANTASTIC opportunity for those competition acts to get PRACTICE for the upcoming competition season.   There will be a Max of 35 Available Time Slots. 1st Come-1st Serve so sign up fast.

  • Special Note: 2 Admission Tickets into the Fair = $20, therefore the performance fee is only $20 over the cost of admission for 2 people.    
  1. Star of The Fair Talent Competition.  *Optional Performance/Competition”

Star of the Fair Talent Competition is modeled after the American Idol talent contest, Star of the Fair will be a feature Attraction at the 2018 Delta Fair & Music Festival. It seeks to showcase the top vocalists in the Mid-South. (Contestants must be 8 to 28 years old on or before September 02, 2019).   This is a 3 day competition. 

Dates:  TBA 

Fair Fee:  $20 Teacher Fair Fee

Fair Fees are to be paid directly to your teacher ($25 for 1 Act & $40 if you have 2 or more Acts competing).  These fees are due to the many additional hours involved for your teacher to attend each competition, his/her expenses involved per day, as well as taking into consideration that your teacher must cancel any/all lessons that interfere with the times they will be at the competition with your child.

  1. Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Competition *Optional Performance/Competition

Established in 1953, the Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Contest is dedicated to the discovery, development and encouragement of young amateur entertainers from an eight-state region who have performed in the hopes of being recognized and catapulted to fame. Each year, the Youth Talent Committee selects deserving acts from a field of thousands of contestants at more than 150 preliminary contests. Talented individuals and groups compete in preliminaries sponsored by clubs, schools, county fairs and civic groups for the chance to perform in the contest.  This contest has served as a launching pad for the careers of many noteworthy performers. Elvis Presley is probably one of the most famous participants. Other notables include Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass, Contemporary Christian singer Clay Crosse as well as Pop and R&B singer Wendy Moten. Patsy Cline was a sweepstakes winner at the Fair. 

Dates:     TBA 

Fair Fee:     $25-$40 Teacher Fair Fee

Fair Fees are to be paid directly to your teacher ($25 for 1 Act & $40 if you have 2 or more Acts competing).  These fees are due to the many additional hours involved for your teacher to attend each competition, his/her expenses involved per day, as well as taking into consideration that your teacher must cancel any/all lessons that interfere with the times they will be at the competition with your child. 

 

Mid-South Fair Competition Accompanist, Track & Arrangement Fees

 

  • Live Accompaniment Mid-South Fair Competition:  $50 plus $25 for each additional tier of competition (Semi-finals, Finals).  Each student utilizing live accompaniment for competition must also pay a $25/hour fee to rehearse with accompanist & to prepare a recorded practice track to utilize prior to competition.     
  • Piano Accompaniment Track– $25/hour (minimum of $25).  Cost varies depending on availability of chart/sheet music/and arrangement needed. 
  • Custom Instrumental Track (Solo & Group. Multiple instruments) – $150 plus $25/hr for arranging time
  • Track Editing (cuts and/or tempo changes) – $25/hour
  • Track Editing (Key Change) – $15
  • Custom Tracks Recorded in Recording Studio with Professional Musicians:  Depending on your age, level, and experience as well as the specific song selection & arrangement being performed, there will be times a student may need a professional track with memphis musicians recording live instruments. e.Studio will provide pricing for these special needs on an individual bases.  
  1. Gift of Music  *Recommended Performance”

We wants to give back our Gifts of music this Holiday season. Each teacher will select a venue either close to their heart or perhaps close to one of your heart’s in which to perform. Past venues include the Ronald McDonald House, The Village of Germantown Retirement Community, St. Jude, Memphis Grizzlies House, The Target House, Page Robbins Day Care, The Mariah House, Kirby Pines Retirement Community, and the Memphis Zoo.

 

Dates:    Month of December

Performance Fee:  $15 Teacher Fee

Gift of Music Performance fees will be paid directly to your teacher which will cover their expense to provide, rent, or outsource someone to provide a  sound system for this performance opportunity.

  1. Back to Basics *Recommended Performance

Visions wants to get back to basics and teach our students the importance of the technical aspects of music and how it can empower their vocal capabilities. Whether pursuing commercial, musical theatre, or classical music, this recital is based off the model most colleges utilize for their voice majors   Students will be exposed to varied styles of vocal repertoire, including: Musical Theater, Classical Art, as well as Folk Songs with a primary focus on healthy classical technique. The student will learn the foundation of reading sheet music, which will help further the development of basic music skills.  Each teacher will designate a song that will challenge the specific student musically. The primary focus for song selection is one that forces each student out of their comfort zone to work areas of their voice not normally utilized in performance. Students will be required to learn from the printed sheet music that the teacher will provide & be required to perform with a live pianist.

 

Dates: Feb 21 and 22nd 2020

Performance Fee:   $50 Fee (Due with Feb. Tuition). 

Recital Production Fee covers the Rental of Performance Venue, Live Accompanist for performance, rehearsal with Live Accompanist prior to Recital, Practice Track, Sheet Music Song, & Free Admission to Performance.

  1. End of the Year Showcase *Recommended Performance”

Our Showcase is unlike any studio show/recital you have seen.  It’s entertainment value is such that not only a proud parent will enjoy, but grandparents, aunts, uncle, & friends.  Each show is well balanced b/w our recreational dancers/singers, competitive dancers singers, & our twinkle star dancers & shooting star vocal groups.  

 

This year our June Showcase week will begin on Monday, June 1st  for rehearsals & will go through Saturday, June 6th which will be our final show for the week.  This is an exciting week for our students and an amazing opportunity for each of them to showcase their talents in a professional setting.  

 

Dates:  June 1-6th, 2020   

Performance Fee:    $75  Fee  (Due with January Tuition)  Show Production Fee covers the Rental of the beautiful St. Mary’s Buchman Theatre for 7 days, Professional sound and light engineers for 7 days, Backstage Crew, Show Manager, additional time for your teachers to be at the venue all week, as well as 2 COMPLIMENTARY June Showcase tickets ($24/value).    

Full Time Students (Individual Solo)

  • 30 minute/weekly lesson = $150/month
  • 45 minute/weekly lesson = $215/month
  • 1 hour weekly lesson = $270/month

Part Time Students (Individual Solo)

  • 30 minute/bi-weekly lesson = $80/month (Prices reflect 2 lessons per month)
  • 45 minute/bi-weekly lesson = $115/month (Prices reflect 2 lessons per month)

Drop In Students

Drop In lessons are available for those students whose schedule does not permit them to commit to a consistent time for the full semester.

  • $80/hour

Vocal Packages

Vocal packages provide students with the flexibility to schedule personalized lessons without committing to weekly lessons. This is a great deal for out-of-town students or students with upcoming performances and/or auditions who will need varied lesson times.

  • 5 hours/$380

Vocal Duet Tuition

  • 30 minute duet: $80/month per student
  • 45 minute duet: $100/month per student
  • 1 hour duet: $120/month per student

Vocal Trio Tuition

  • 30 minute trio: $65/month per student
  • 45 minute trio: $80/month per student
  • 1 hour trio: $95/month per student

Vocal Group Tuition (Vocal Groups consist of 4+ members)

  • 30 minute group:  $60/month per student 
  • 45 minute group: $75/month per student
  • 1 hour group: $90/month per student

Songwriting 

  • 30 minute/week: $150 per month 
  • 45 minutes/week: $215 per month 
  • 1 hour per week : $250 per month 

ADDITIONAL VOCAL PRICING & FEES

 

In-House Accompanist/Arranger Fees

 

Live Accompaniment (includes piano rehearsal track) – $50

Live Accompaniment Mid-South Fair Competition (includes piano rehearsal track) – $50 for each tier of competition (Prelim, Semi-finals, Finals)

Piano Accompaniment Track – $15

Custom Accompaniment Track (Solo, multiple instruments) – $150

Custom Accompaniment Track (Solo, rhythm track – 3 instruments) – $75

Custom Accompaniment Track (Group, multiple instruments) – $300

Custom Accompaniment Track (Group, rhythm track – 3 instruments) – $150

Track Editing (cuts and/or tempo changes) – $15

Track Editing (Key Change) – $5

All other rehearsals, providing sheet music, arranging, etc. – $25/hour

Vocal Student Lesson Supply List

Each student must show up to class each week with the vocal supplies listed below.  It is the student’s responsibility to have all of their tracks, sheet music, and/or lyrics each and every week in order not to waste valuable class time.     

 

Visions Academy of Music 

 

Music Theory 

    • An introduction to music for ALL Instruments 
    • Learn the Science of Music 
  • TUITION 
    • $100/month 

Private Instrumental Lessons 

    • 30 Minutes a week 
    • Ages 5 and up 
    • Guitar, Piano, Violin, Keys, Bass 
  • TUITION: 
      • $125 a month 

In House Visions Band 

  • Audition only 
  • Band based on ages and talents 
  • You will play shows and gigs at some of the best venues in memphis 
  • Ages 12 and up 

Visions Artist Development 

Want to take your singing career to the next level?  A select view will get the chance to participate in Visions Artist Development program.  They will learn how to record, make music videos, perform at live venues, social media training and marketing, image consulting and song writing.  

 

Step 1 : 

Take Recording Artist Training Private Lessons 

  • You will learn how to sing a recorded track.  This will provide you with elite recording training. Every lesson they will go home with what they recorded that day and come back next week on how to make the next thing better! Once they complete this class then the artist development program will be an option for them! 
  • TUITION : $200/month 
  • 30 min lessons a week 

Fees and Payments 

Payment

At Visions we have the following options to pay your monthly outstanding balance: 

  1. Online payment via the JackRabbit parent portal prior to the 1st of the month. 
  2. Check or cash payment prior to the 1st  of the month. 
  3. Automatic draft to be securely deducted monthly from your credit card or from your checking or savings account by Echeck on the 1st of each month. 

Here’s how recurring payments work: 

Authorize your monthly Visions tuition payment to be charged to your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card or draft by Echeck from your checking or savings account.  You will be charged each billing period on the 1st of each month for the total amount due for that period. Overdue fees will accrue a late fee of 10% per month  that it is past due and if fees remain unpaid after 2 months of classes students will not be permitted to participate in their lessons. You agree that no prior notification will be provided unless the payment amount or payment date changes, in which case you will be notified at least 10 days prior to the payment being collected. 

There will be a $10 returned check fee/credit card denial fee.

 Accounts that are more than 60 days overdue will result in the student’s immediate dismissal from the studio unless acceptable arrangements are made in advance with the studio owner or Billing Department.

You can access the Visions Portal 24/7 via our website homepage www.VisionsAcademyofPerformingArts.com to see all transactions including invoices & payments received by clicking on the ” LOGIN”  button on the home page. For any questions regarding your bill, please contact us at the studio (901) 729-6801.

 

 

 

Attendance

Withdrawal From Class

When you register a student for a class or lesson at Visions you are reserving a spot for that student for the entire Calendar Year through the final performance of our Visions Showcase.

 

ONE MONTH NOTICE (30 days) is required to withdraw from any class or weekly lesson. In order to withdraw you must submit a “Drop/Withdrawal” form.  This can be found on our website under the “registration” tab or from the front office. Once the form has been completed and submitted to the billing department, tuition charges to your account will cease within 30 days of submission.  

No refunds will be given for any unused lessons after a notice of withdrawal has been submitted.  It is up to each individual student to attend any remaining lessons within their 30 day withdrawal period.

Your child’s attendance in class is very important to their peers and our teaching staff. As a member of the team, it is a commitment for you to ensure your child attends their classes on time each week and attends all lessons planned for them. Not only do absences impact the concert routines we create, it also impacts the social and confidence-building principals we work hard to foster in each age group. If you know ahead of time that your child will be absent due to holidays/vacations, commitments or school trips, please let us know ahead of time so the class impact is minimal. If your child is too unwell to attend class, we ask that you inform our admin team as soon as you can so they can let the teachers know and preparations can be made to catch up on any missed work. 

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate make-up sessions for students who miss classes.  Social Media 

Vision’s Social Media Policy refers to all social networking sites, video/photo sharing sites, blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, podcasts, forums, instant messaging and geo-spatial tagging (for example, Facebook check-ins). Please see below for our regulations regarding Social Media and feel free to contact our office staff if you have any questions.  

– Please remember that your anonymity on Social Media is never guaranteed and to exercise particular caution when posts, images or videos identify children in your care.

– Any comments or posts perceived to be obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or hateful towards Visions’ staff, students or families may subject the owner to disciplinary or legal action.

– Should you wish to engage on Social Media while identifying as a studio volunteer or employee, you may only do so with integrity, respect, and adhere to privacy and confidentiality policy. 

 

Staff and Teachers 

Finally, it’s our pleasure to introduce our hand-picked faculty for 2019-2020! 

Staff: 

Katie Kallenberger (Manager) 

Visionskatie@gmail.com

 

Visions Academy of Voice 

Erika Cobb (Vocal Director) 

erikarcobb@gmail.com

 

Megan McNeely (Vocal Instructor)                                                   

meganmcneely@gmail.com

 

Mandi Thomas (Vocal Instructor) 

dixydiva13@gmail.com

 

Kristi Cooper Croom (Vocal Instructor)

Kccroom@gmail.com

 

Caite Montague (Vocal Instructor)

Cemontague19@gmail.com

 

Visions Academy of Dance 

Deonna Owens Shaheen (Owner/Dance Director) 

visionsdancedepartmentr@gmail.com

 

Ashley Volner (Competitive Dance Manager) 

dancerashley@gmail.com

 

Kaitlyn Gunter (Competitive Dance Manager)

 

Lindsey Houston (Twinkle Star Manager )

 

Issac Lias (Acro Teacher)

 

Sarah Starc (Dance Instructor) 

 

Yosek Pireto (Ballet Instructor) 

 

Visions Academy of Music 

McCheyne Post  (Director of Visions Music Academy/Guitar Instructor)

Pearl Holland (Piano Instructor) 

 

Visions Academy of Artist Development 

JT Shaheen (Director of Artist Development)

Cody Landers (Recording Training Instructor & In House Engineer)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can choose another Dance class to come to! However we do not refund any missed dance or vocal group classes! 

We recommended participating in our showcase but you are not required to. 

No but there are some special instances where a dress code will apply. Ballet – Black leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. Twinkle Star Dance- Twinkle Tutu and bear.

Yes! You can try any group class for free. Just give us a call and we will save a pot for you to try.

Yes! Any costumes bought will be nonrefundable but you may keep them! 

To withdrawal from our studio you must fill out a withdrawal form found at the front desk. A 30 day notice is required before automatic payments will cease. 

Dancers- Check out the online schedule and look for your age range. If you are more advanced or don’t feel comfortable in that class we will change levels until it works best! 

We do all registration online. Just Click the “Enroll Now” button and that is it! 

Call us and we can set you up! The Groupon is good for 4 classes, after your 4th class contact us about continuing.

Now you can go to our next program, Show Stars! Our Show Stars program encompases the same styles of dance that Twinkle Star gave but now we add more!

 

HOLIDAY 

DATES CLOSED 

LABOR DAY

September 2(ALL)

FALL BREAK

October 14-18(DANCE ONLY)

THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 27-30

WINTER BREAK

December 22- January 5

MLK

January 20(ALL)

PRESIDENTS DAY

February 17(DANCE ONLY)

SPRING BREAK

March 16-20

EASTER HOLIDAY 

April 10-11

MEMORIAL DAY

May 25